(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Parental Rights: All of the legal rights, and the corresponding legal obligations, that go along with being the parent of a child, which include: the right to legal and physical custody of the child, the right to physical access or visitation with the child, the right to inherit property from the... [more
See Also: termination of parental rights, severance of parental rights
Articles About "Parental Rights"
Dealing With Doubt: Once you've gone forward with the choice of adoption you may still experience doubt. In fact, it would be uncommon if you didn't. Many birthmothers talk of a sense of peace they experience once their choice has been made. This peace comes as a relief, feeling that you've...
Iowa Consent to Adoption Law
Consent to Adoption State-Specific Search Results Iowa Who May Adopt Statute: § 600.7 Any guardian. The spouse of a petitioner who is a stepparent. The spouse of a petitioner who is separately petitioning to adopt an adult person. Age When Consent of Adoptee is Considered or Required ... Grounds for Termination of Parental Rights California
Statute: Welf. & Inst. Code §§ 361.5(b), (h), (i); 366.26(c)(1) Circumstances That Are Grounds for Termination Abandonment or Extreme Parental Disinterest Abuse/Neglect Mental Illness or Deficiency Alcohol or Drug Induced Incapacity Felony Conviction/Incarceration Failure of Reasonable... Child Welfare and the Law - Resources Listings
The following organizations are among many that provide information on child welfare legal issues for legal, court, and agency professionals serving children and families. Inclusion on this list is for information purposes and does not constitute an endorsement by the Clearinghouse or the...
"Parental Rights" in the News
Court of Appeals revisits parental rights issue
Courts cannot strip parents of their parental rights while they are appealing a judge Bill to sever parental rights of rapists ready for governor
A bill that will sever the parental rights of a rapist if a child is conceived as a result of the attack, passed the House on Tuesday by a vote of 115-0. The bill (SB 964), sponsored by Sen. Joseph Abruzzo, D-Wellington, is now headed to Gov. Rick Scott . Current law allows for the court to... Couple in Russia stripped off parental rights
Moscow, May 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A couple, living in a barrel-shaped fuel tank in a Russian city, have been stripped of the parental rights to their 10-month-old child. Child abuse charges dismissed against Greenville mom, parental rights still at risk
Samantha Slater, 26, was charged with first-degree and second-degree child abuse after her daughter, Brooklyn Weimer, suffered severe injuries in March.
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"Parental Rights" in the Adoption Blogs
Embrace The Grief
May 1, 2013, 5:40 pm
Ten years ago, I was swollen, pregnant, and wondering when my son would make his way into the world. In May, I would go to the hospital at least half a dozen times thinking it was time, until it was really was time. I would spend three short days, three of the most vivid days to date, and three... Why Foster to Adopt
April 23, 2013, 8:24 pm
I was adopted at age 18 months by my foster parents. They had received me as a foster child at age 4 months and in the 1970's, foster parents weren't encouraged to adopt the children they cared for so this was an anomaly at that time.
My parents continued to take foster children my entire time... About Adopted Abby
April 21, 2013, 6:41 pm
I am really excited to have joined the Adoption.com team as a blogger and content writer! To lend credibility to my posts and perspectives, I think it's important to let all of you get to know me and my story. I was born in 1978 in Seattle, Washington to a young, single mother. I was her first...
"Parental Rights" in the Adoption Forums
OMG! You Won't Believe the Call I just Got!
May 9, 2013, 3:40 pm
I was just sitting at my desk working away when I receive a call from a number I didn't recognize. It was biodad. He had this very low tone of voice and just sounded exhausted. He tells me he is DONE with biomom, done with all the problems and wants to surrender his parental rights over to me...
False Allegations of friend came back supported
May 13, 2013, 7:49 pm
If I'd been told at training that it was a matter of when, not if, I don't think I ever would have done it. Even now, I choose not to foster any more (after 6+ years) ... only adoption after seeing what happened to my closest friend(though things can still happen, I'm sure).
I have a friend...
best way to tell child(ren) about transition to new placement?
May 14, 2013, 7:46 am
A little background....We currently have 2 siblings who will have been with us for a year in June. DSS is in the process of terminating parental rights and looking for an adoptive placement for our 2 kiddos and their 2 older siblings...first trying to place all 4 together and if that doesn't work...
Transracial Adoption Research Survey
May 12, 2013, 5:36 pm
I am assisting my wife, who is conducting research described in detail below.
I am an Assistant Attorney General for the State of CT.
My specialty involves the litigation of Termination of Parental Rights Petitions, so in addition to my wife's research, I am very interested in the impact of...
Stories About "Parental Rights"
A Mother's Job
On Saturday, May 8, I will celebrate my role as a mother and reflect on the life I made for my daughter without me. For I am a birthmother and with other birthmothers and a growing number of adoptive... A Dream Come True!
Her arms were full with three beautiful boys, but oh, how she longed for a little girl!Dresses and ruffles... dollies and posies... the mysteries of her womanhood as she grows... that first... A Promise Kept to Our Mother!
27 years ago on my 18th birthday I received a gift of a lifetime but in a rage of anger. My parents were going through a divorce and my father was very angry at my mother and wanted to discredit her...
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Web Results for "Parental Rights"
Parents' rights movement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Parents' rights movement is a civil rights movement whose members are primarily interested in issues affecting fathers, mothers and children related to family law, including child custody. Parents' rights advocates claim that many parents' parental rights are unnecessarily terminated, and ...
Parentalrights.org - Protecting Children by Empowering Parents
ParentalRights.Org's mission is to protect children by empowering parents through adoption of the Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and by preventing U.S. ratification of the UN's Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC):
Parental Rights | The Justice Foundation
The Justice Foundation Supports Parental Rights in Education. We believe that parents have the fundamental right to direct the education and upbringing of their own children.